This was my 2nd Grateful Dead show now 17 years ago. I remember that HARD RAIN fallin and making that slope slippery. I remember seeing this girl in the middle of 2nd second, shivering cold and looking like she needed a blanket. Offered her one and she shook her head and walked away. Good Show though.
August 9, 2011 Subject:
Honestly set 1 takes a long time to get going. Garcia is a ghost of himself for most of it, mumbling words, barely playing, until the end when he finally kicks in.
Yes, set 2 is great.
But, boy, weird how no one mentions the rough bulk of the first set.
June 28, 2011 Subject:
This venue stinks
I'm from Ohio, and have seen the Grapefruit heads all over the country, but I have to say that Buckeye Lake is a terrible venue. Waaaay too crowded, inadequate facilities, and you have to stand on a slope that goes from left to right if you are facing the stage. On the plus side, Hornsby was a great addition to the band once Brent left us.
My last time before Jerry left us, and my ex's first Dead show ever -- so of course they played her favorite, 'Althea'. The following night, my brother and uncle saw them for their first times, up in Detroit.
The thunder! And Bill and Mickey answering it! A wild, wet and wonderful night, with a setlist inspired by the weather. The 'Standing on the Moon' at this show is my favorite version.
Lots of stuff that for one reason or another, I'd never caught at a show before -- more than half the show.
All in all, I can't think of a better way to spend a late July evening.
June 5, 2010 Subject:
It rained so hard - fun show cool recording !!!
Reviewer:Mike Z 1974
April 8, 2010 Subject:
RAIN RAIN RAIN
Anyone remember how HARD it rained like 3 minutes before they took the stage!?! I swear to God, I've never seen a darker, blacker, more ominous cloud in my life. And man-o-man did we get drenched! Almost like Pittsburgh '95.
I gotta give 'er 5 just for the memories. Plus this and The Palace were the best shows of the Summer tour IMO.
June 9, 2009 Subject:
In my opinion this is the best recording of this show posted here... The flow is kept as consistent as possible and (at first thorough listening) I have yet to notice anything glaringly missing. I appreciate the crowd/tunings. Thanks for the spectacular revisit of this memorable show!